ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s ethics committee has cleared President Gianni Infantino of alleged misconduct relating to use of private flights.
FIFA ethics prosecutors say their decision to end a formal investigation into alleged conflicts of interest and improperly accepting gifts was supported by FIFA ethics judges.
The prosecuting chamber says: “It was found that no violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics had been committed by Mr. Infantino.”
An internal FIFA memo leaked to media said Infantino took flights from the governments of World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar, plus former employer UEFA.
These benefits “were not considered improper,” the statement said.
The weeks-long investigation also examined Infantino’s hiring of senior advisers and refusal to sign his working contract since February.
However, these were judged as “internal compliance issues.”
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